Archive | September 2017

Codie Sanchez: Former Journalist Who Become an Investor

By Cheval John

Codie Sanchez is not your typical entrepreneur.

She is also the Head of Latin America and Offshore Sales for First Trust, a firm that helps people to reach their investment goals.

Codie recently made an appearance on my show, What’s The Word? to share about how she decided to become an entrepreneur.

In this episode, you will also hear:

What led her to make the transition from a journalist to an investor

How she balances her time between running her own business and being an investor.

How social media plays into her daily life.

You will also hear me speak Spanish in this interview as I allow people who are broadcasters, podcasters, television journalist, or the former to ask me a question on the show.

I will add that Codie, who speaks three languages, demonstrates the importance of knowing a second or third language because it allows her to do well in business and understand her fellow colleagues’ cultural norms in the process.

Hope you enjoy this episode.

Upcoming Podcast Recording on Facebook Live:

Deidre Breakingridge, Founder of Pure Performance Communications-September 21st 4 p.m. eastern, 3 p.m. central

Rebekah Radice: The Master of Preparation

By Cheval John

Those who are great at their skill have one thing in common.

They are masters at preparation.

Peyton Manning, who won two Super Bowls, was very meticulous at preparing for each football matchup.

Another one who I believe is very great in this particular skill set is Rebekah Radice.

Rebekah recently made an appearance on my show, What’s The Word? to share about her newly launch book, “Social Media Mastery”

What I can say about Rebekah is that she is really great at social media because of her dedication to preparation.

Her attention to detail in everything, whether it is creating a blog post, preparing for a speaking engagement, or even recording her new podcast, allows her to stand out from her peers in the social media world.

Rebekah was part of the reason why a few twitter chats which she co-hosted became extremely popular during it’s time because she planned each of those chats for months before they were launched.

Another thing is Rebekah did not look for the quick success when she launched her blog in 2004 at the time when blogs was still a niche medium.

She basically stayed focused on growing her blog during the early years and the results started to occur.

Rebekah’s blog was named a “Top Ten Blog” in 2015 and 2016 by Social Media Examiner and she has spoken at their conference on many occasions.

Rebekah’s attention to detail and hard work allows her to achieve all of the success with her business.

Many should follow Rebekah Radice on all of her social media platforms.

Also, they should take a look at her blog because it is filled with rich information on growing a good business from scratch.

You can leave a comment below if you agree or disagree with this post.

September Newsletter

By Cheval John

What is your normalcy in life? Seeing this place is part of my routine here. #houstonstrong #VallanoMedia

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I missed the deadline of publishing this newsletter and I am sorry.

The adoptive city of Houston and most of the Texas Gulf Coast recently went through what many called the worst flooding in United States history due to Hurricane Harvey.

This city and state always pull through the toughest times and this is no different.

In this newsletter, you will hear how you can help many houston area residents recover and heal from the floods in addition to the articles below.

Note: The first article is about a Houston company who are feeding the first responders and others in the recovery process from the storm.

Heroes In Houston: Cake and Bacon Feeding The Front Lines-Melany Berger of MelanyGuydlines

Day 5: Musings on Leadership & Influence